Thousands Flock to Virginia Job Fairs

Traffic backed up at a job fair in Va. as thousands flocked in.

March 8, 2010— -- A federal job fair at the Stafford campus of the University of Mary Washington has backed up traffic as thousands of jobseekers flocked to the event.

Sponsored by U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, the job fair had attracted nearly 4,000 people by noon Monday and job seekers who were not already at the site were advised to turn back. A spokesman for Warner said the event had reached capacity and people already there were facing long waits.

The Stafford Sheriff's Office has deputies on the scene helping with crowd control and traffic.

Warner's office said another job fair would be scheduled in weeks.

In Hampton, a job fair hosted by Rep. Bobby Scott drew more than 1,100 people as of noon Monday.